A king’s tiny hope “to fire cannon” led the competition against foxes. “Cannon’s size comparison” by a King and foxes heats up every time you turn over the pages and a repeat of “Make bigger cannon!” is getting more comical and ridiculous. The story comes to a fairy-tale ending.
“Motto Okina Taiho wo (Tentative title: A King and his Cannon)”
published by Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Inc. in 2003
Since then I have received good reviews mainly among storytellers,
so as of 2019, over 30,000 books were published.
Overseas, the translation versions were contributed to the children in Asian conflict areas with the hands of “Shanti International Volunteer Association”.